For anyone who leads an active lifestyle, plays sports, regularly works with machinery, or finds their hands frequently navigating tight spaces, traditional wedding rings pose serious danger. That’s why silicone wedding rings or wedding bands have become so popular as of late. The best silicone wedding bands for men are stylish, stretchy, and are designed to snap under pressure, protecting your finger while still telling the world you’re taken.
Silicone wedding bands are a safer wedding band alternative. The danger of a traditional metal wedding ring comes from the difficulty of removal. If you injure yourself and your finger is sliced or swelling, a ring can be torture to take off. Then there’s also the horrifying fact that if you slip and the ring accidentally catches on something — a rock face or, say, wooden framing — you could lose most of your skin. Why? Simple physics. Your body is still moving but your ring isn’t. This is called “ring avulsion” or “degloving”— and yes, ring avulsion injuries or degloving injuries are just as disgusting as they sound. Just ask Jimmy Fallon, who, in 2015, tripped and caught his wedding ring on the kitchen counter. He was only able to save his ring finger with emergency microsurgery.
Now, you can certainly just leave your jewelry at home. But silicone wedding bands offer a way to be cautious while still showing your commitment — and many are wearing them full-time because the rings are so darn cool. The best rubber wedding rings — which are affordable and usually come in packs of three — are made from synthetic polymer flexible enough to be removed easily if there’s swelling. And because they snap under stress, they help keep your finger safe. Much like standard wedding bands, the best silicone wedding bands for men and women come in a variety of patterns and styles. Interested? Here are the best silicone wedding rings and silicone wedding bands we’ve found.
Designed by an outdoor adventure guide, Groove has packed a ton of features in a small package. Its medical-grade silicone rings feature an inner groove which allows airflow, giving you the option of making this your primary ring without fear of skin issues. While this specific model is plain, the company has also done collabs with Marvel, the NFL, Mossy Oak, and the NCAA.
With a professional rock climber as a founder, QALO's rings are made for men pulling serious shit. It won't conduct electricity or temperature, and it's extremely durable despite giving quickly when your finger itself is in peril.
When you need backups, get this set of three silicone rubber wedding bands. The color combos add a nice touch of variety, particularly the gray that's offset by the orange. Each is designed for safety and are even safe for those whose fingers often swell.
Otago's rings are made of food-grade silicone, available in sizes 7-14, and come in a wide variety of colors. They also ship in packs of eight so if variety in finger-ware is what you're after, they're a solid choice.
This understated silver silicone wedding band is both hypoallergenic and flexible. For the price, you really cannot go wrong.
Want a more traditional looking ring? Saferingz offers a variety of classic silicone rings in colors that better resemble standard wedding bands. The gunmetal collection rings especially have a slight sheen to them.
These silicone wedding bands are extra-comfortable because they're made from micro-blasted moulds; the smooth inner surface doesn't trap moisture, which is a bonus.
Every product on Fatherly is independently selected by our editors, writers, and experts. If you click a link on our site and buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission.